Magpul Industries leaving anti-gun Colorado for Texas, Wyoming

Magpul move

Photo credit: Magpul Industries Facebook page

Magpul Industries is moving its firearm accessories manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters out of Colorado because of recent anti-gun legislation.

The company has been working with Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead’s support to relocate manufacturing, distribution and shipping operations to Cheyenne, within 12-16 months, according to a statement issued Thursday.

“Wyoming and Magpul are a great match,” Mead said in a statement. “We offer Magpul an attractive tax environment, stable and reasonable regulations, not to mention a firm commitment to uphold the Second Amendment.”

Magpul is also working with Gov. Rick Perry to move its corporate headquarters to one of three Texas sites, the statement said.

“In Texas, we understand that freedom breeds prosperity, which is why we’ve built our economy around principles that allow employers to innovate, keep more of what they earn, and create jobs,” Perry said.

It’s no surprise that the company is leaving Colorado.

“Magpul made the decision to relocate in March 2013 and has proceeded on an aggressive but deliberate path,” Magpul Industries Chief Operating Officer, Doug Smith said. “These dual moves will be carried out in a manner that ensures our operations and supply chain will not be interrupted and our loyal customers will not be affected.”

The company pledged to move its operations after Colorado lawmakers passed sweeping gun-control measures, signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper in March.

“Moving operations to states that support our culture of individual liberties and personal responsibility is important,” Magpul Chief Executive Officer, Richard Fitzpatrick said. “This relocation will also improve business operations and logistics as we utilize the strengths of Texas and Wyoming in our expansion.”

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
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77 thoughts on “Magpul Industries leaving anti-gun Colorado for Texas, Wyoming

  1. Herman Vogel says:

    More jobs leaving the state,,,wow, this recession is ending alright….NOT!!!

    1. msubobcatpatriot says:

      Just like my “beloved” california…..Cannot wait for Patti to retire so we can MOVE elsewhere…..

  2. El Mac says:

    Thanks to Gov. Chickenstupid and his band of merry socialist idiots! That’s going to look great during your re-election bid you dumb a zz. Gonna be fun watching you go down in flames.

    1. IHateLibs says:

      That’s LICKENPOOPER . Or is than HINDLICKER

  3. Leftbehind says:

    Yes , make the Idiots in Colorado suffer for their Stupidity 🙂

    1. patsy1715 says:

      I wonder how many who worked for that company voted for that idiot. Just like those that voted for obummer are getting the screws put to them now too.

  4. Boots says:

    After losing two Senate seats and having a third resign because she knew she’d lose it (all over this issue) it will be interesting to see if Hickenlooper runs on his hard left record, tries to disguise it, or relies on the media to destroy Republican opposition.

    1. pandainc says:

      I’m betting my fearless leader will try to do all three. The fall races should be interesting to say the least — plus Hickenlooper isn’t the only problem. We also need to get rid of Mark Udall. (For non-Coloradans, he’s one of our two Progressive senators.)

      1. Boots says:

        I’m hoping Republicans club him like a baby seal over his “accomplishments” and voters understand keeping him around will result in more of the same. Hopefully Udall can be tied to this issue and the ACA.

      2. patsy1715 says:

        Good luck, the progressives have pretty big war chests. But if good Republicians and conservatives work real hard they can do it.

        1. Boots says:

          They have the war chest, the traditional media, and total lack of scruples… the reason they oppose voter ID laws and support same day voter registration. Fortunately conservatives remain competitive because instinctively many people understand being a serf really isn’t freedom. I worked on three campaigns 2012 that were underfunded and in Democrat designed districts and we took two out of three (a state senator and a county supervisor) knocking on virtually every district door. Republicans need to work for the seats and not give up.

          1. patsy1715 says:

            This so true in every way. I know people who voted for obummer and his ilk and now regret it so I hope they learned and change their voteing this November.

          2. Jim says:

            Voter Id laws? You mean voter supression. Like the GOP said in Pennsylvania, These laws will enable us to give PA to Romney. Sorry Bubba.. Cats out of the bag . Gops own words confirm intent to suppress the vote.

          3. Boots says:

            You have to have an ID to function in just about every aspect of life, states having voter ID laws provide free ID’s to those who can’t afford them, and large majorities still support voter ID laws. So… dead people voting or one person voting five times for other people isn’t important to you because you don’t want the dead and repeat vote suppressed. I get it. Sorry comrade but if we’re going to play one person’s actions taint everyone in their party then all Democrats drown interns in bays after a night of heavy drinking and have “waitress sandwiches” with other sitting Democrat senators.

          4. Jim says:

            Several have been caught admitting the same thing. Sorry .like I said you anti freedom folks have been busted for what you are. A sick , pathetic pile of human waste.

          5. Boots says:

            Give me the “several” you’re referencing… but a simple law that you have to prove who you are, when exercising one of the most important rights as a non felon citizen, is only “anti freedom” in the Orwellian minds of the left.

          6. MarcusWoodson says:

            Jim can’t give you anything but anger and frustration. It’s all he has left.

            That and weed

          7. Jim says:

            How about the gop chairman in mississpi that had to resign for saying the same thing. Further more no Republicans got up and condemned either for saying it. There is No substantial voter fraud. The only fraud committed was by 2 republicans that were convicted. You seem ignorant of what the law promotes. There has always been an ID requirement. The gop are wanting a new kind that takes special effort to get for people who are elderly and poor especially in black areas. Your countries history of disenfranchising blacks is disgusting and the fact you are after them again says you are no different than your slave owning forefathers.

          8. Boots says:

            The law simply promotes proving who you are. To some wingnuts on the left it’s all about suppression. I respectfully disagree. I’ll be on your side when less important things than voting stop requiring ID.

          9. Jim says:

            Again the evidence is clear. There already is ID requirements, thats why there is almost zero voter fraud. Gop have already stated they know it will suppress black votes. Just like the gerry mandering is an attempt to circumvent democracy.

          10. Boots says:

            Like I said… we’ll have to disagree… it’s all a matter of what we want to believe and you’ll find whatever you want to support your position. I can’t believe there’s some sort of psychological intimidation in requiring an ID. My six years in law enforcement (left to start a business with my wife) the only people I met who didn’t have or wouldn’t produce ID didn’t want us to know who they were… and that includes the homeless virtually all who had ID to get their government support. But… Democrats don’t gerrymander? That is really rich. There’s enough corruption on both sides that neither one has the high moral ground. I choose to side with the corrupt ones who’ll let me keep more of what I earn and you choose to side with the corrupt ones buying other people’s votes with my money.

          11. Jim says:

            My research has shown democrats have gerry mandered and filibustered in the past. That is my point. The Gop does it to the extremes. It’s an old propaganda technique to use superficial facts. When you take the time to intellectually review the facts you can clearly see the abuse at work. America suffers from propaganda that is distorted from both the left and the right. The degree of distortion is easily discoverable by an unbiased look.

          12. Boots says:

            Please send the links to your research as long as the researchers are neutral. I trust Brookings no more than I trust Heritage to start research without an agenda.

          13. Jim says:

            I can send several links but I assume the congressional record not denied by either side confirms the record fillibusters. As far a s gerry mandering this is a good place to start.


          14. Boots says:

            Pretty interesting article but it doesn’t address Democrat gerrymandering… just the consequences of Republicans taking over so many states in the 2010 ACA backlash. How did filibusters enter the conversation? Senate seats are state and not district. The Economist references the far left National Journal writers and endorsed Obama for President. The Economist didn’t address my opinion that Democrats gerrymander when given the opportunity. I don’t the time or interest but a study should evaluate districts in Democrat controlled states and see if district design reflects the same pattern of Republican controlled states. What The Economist, in my opinion, shows is that 2010 losses at the local (state and below) had serious consequences at the national level.

          15. Jim says:

            You may want to go directly to the republican page and listen to what the right wingers them selves say.

            Read it all but particularly their conclusion.


          16. Boots says:

            No where does this discuss whether Democrats use the strategy when they have the opportunity. I haven’t denied Republicans and have only opined Democrats do the same when they have control of the process. This article reaffirms… elections have consequences and without the ACA overreach 2010 would’ve never given Republicans the opportunity they’ve received.

          17. Jim says:

            I told you to read the conclusion. It states very clearly Dems did it 15 times. Gop 47 times. They even brag about it. Admitting more voted for dems yet they lost seats.

          18. Boots says:

            My bad… Dems should’ve won more states. Later.

          19. Jim says:

            Hey look. It’s all legal. The gop has the law on their side. Just don’t try and fool us that you believe in democratic principles. banana republic seems to be where the GOP is taking you.(wish your daughter good luck at her game)

          20. Boots says:

            Daughter did good, entertaining game, I haven’t missed one (either school or AAU) since she started playing when she was 5 (11 years ago!!!)… thank you for the good wishes.

            Rule of law is important… just ask Bill Clinton. Sorry… cheap shot. Seriously…check my posts this entire stream… there’s no way I’d accuse Republicans or Democrats of having a solid moral foundation. I have very little respect for either party’s moral compass. It’s war without guns or even humane rules of engagement.

            What the heck… I’ll answer the scandal question on this comment. All I’m saying is the traditional media has no curiosity. Nixon covered up a third rate burglary and attempted to use the IRS to attack opposition (IRS told him to pack sand). There were no dead bodies. I was barely alive then so only know what I’ve read and think he should have been tossed. Benghazi and Fast and Furious have body counts and the IRS has all appearances of being run as a political operation (the only way to verify this would be to cross reference FEC donation records against who has been audited… that would be an interesting study but would either prove or disprove whether there is a connection between politics and auditing) . Most people don’t pay attention to alternative media and far more get their news from traditional media combined than from Fox News and the young get their news from pop culture. I don’t watch either Fox or the alphabet news. Note I said real or imagined but when there’s a body count or use of government to stifle political speech you’d think the traditional media might be interested and might practice a little investigative journalism. If this were a Republican administration the scandals would already be getting referenced in TV dramas and movies. Obama is being protected. The ACA flaws are too big to hide so he’s lost that cover.

          21. Dan Mac says:

            Hey, go easy on the former “Lion of the Senate”! He was in a neck brace for WEEKS after the “accident”, for crumb sakes!
            Didn’t remember anyone else in the car either.
            And he was the Democrat’s hero for decades!

          22. Boots says:

            LOL. I’ve often wondered how many journalists would trust Teddy to take their daughter’s out to dinner and nice moonlit drive but still revered him and would never write a negative thing about him. Thanks.

    2. golftilidrop says:

      Being a Leftist- Democrat he can count on the media’s support without even asking.

      1. Boots says:

        Sadly… without question you’re right. The left would have nothing without traditional media and the entertainment industry… and it’s not the selling of ideas… it’s the negative branding of the opposition which is the most effective tactic Democrats have to be electable. There’s no telling where we’d be if there were no alternative media willing to do the investigative work the traditional media should be doing. The only positive of the ACA is that uninformed or uncaring Americans now get to be personally affected by liberal policy.

        1. Jim says:

          I beg to differ. republicans did win under Bush. All gop and what happened. Financial crash, Dead soldiers, increased terrorsim, huge debt, Like Cheney said” Reagan proved to us deficits don’t matter” How soon you bubble heads forget.

          1. Boots says:

            What would Obama’s number’s be if he weren’t being propped up by the traditional media and entertainment industry? He’s low 40’s high 30’s on his record. If he took the 5 year daily pummeling Bush received I doubt you could find his numbers.

          2. Jim says:

            Highest rated media is fox news is it not?
            Bush was a war criminal that lied to the world. No need to read USA media read the world media.

          3. Boots says:

            And ABC, NBC, CBS in addition to virtually all print media are in the tank for the Democrats and have virtually ignored his real or imagined scandals. Kind of like “nothing to see here… move along.” If there were no new or alternative media there would be no evidence of his record. I do note though that you aren’t defending the entertainment industry. However, will talk later, I’ve got to take a daughter to a basketball game.

          4. Jim says:

            Give me a break. Everyone knows every single scandal that Obama is accused of. What may in fact offend you is that they don’t make unsubstantiated allegations like fox news does.

    3. A_Government_of_Traitors says:

      Democrats/Republicans = two sides of the same coin. It’s time to throw out the whole two party illusion. McCain, Graham, McConnell and Boehner are examples of Democrats that run under the Republican label. It’s time the people stood with one voice and said, “Get out of our house”.

      1. Boots says:

        No argument here. “Principled politician” seems little more than an oxymoron. As much as I disagreed with Dennis Kucinich I actually respected him the same as I respect Senators Cruz and Lee (who I agree with). I’ve often wondered what the US would be like if we had six or seven strong parties where coalitions have to be built but we could vote for people we agree with rather than the lesser of evils.

  5. Doug says:

    You go where the business climate is most favorable.

    1. dad666 says:

      No you go where theGubment is not run by a bunch of idiots who don’t believe in the Constitution and OUR RIGHTS..

      1. Doug says:

        Isn’t that the same thing?

    2. GuidoFL says:

      South West FL welcomes all firearms related manufactures !

    3. eaglestalon says:

      Put another way, money will always go to where it can grow, always.

  6. Dave Phelps says:

    Good for them, Texas welcomes them with open arms..

  7. Phil McMorrow says:

    Colorade equals Manhattan West.

    1. Antigreen2008 says:

      You’re now touching on an excellent point. I lived in Denver for a couple of years, full of pot smoking libs. I found that most everyone I met was either from California or the East coast where the left winged agenda is indoctrinated into their pot soaked mush for brains.

      1. pandainc says:

        I totally agree — too bad you never lived in Colorado.

        1. Antigreen2008 says:

          Oh yes, lived there, couldn’t wait to get out. Run down, broken roads, dirty and full of apathy.

          1. pandainc says:

            Thot u said u lived in Denver …

    2. pandainc says:

      Not yet, it doesn’t, and please learn how to spell.

      1. Phil McMorrow says:

        Sorry, my Spainish is not polished enough for you.

        1. pandainc says:

          Well done! 🙂

  8. steve794 says:

    so just one more company leaving and taking it jobs and tax revenue with them. looks like a tax increase is coming to make up for the loss

  9. IHateLibs says:


  10. twmon9816 says:

    But who cares? I can go buy some weed now!!!

    1. NoCrud says:

      You really thought that through, didn’t you?

    2. Josef Roesler says:

      It’s still illegal. The state just chooses not to enforce it now.

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